3rd Annual California In Her Majesty’s Chambers- Intro to Queen Rearing Short Course with instructors Melanie Kirby and Mark Spitzig, professional apiculturists and survivor stock queenbreeders of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute and Aiden Wing of Wings of Nature Apiaries. Day long class and field practicum for backyard to small and mid scale stewards. Hosted by Wings of Nature Apiaries- located near the Portolla Redwoods in the hills above Palo Alto, less than an hour south of San Francisco.
Class and field practicum- March 19, 2016. Syllabus includes: queen rearing cycle calendar overview, selection and establishment of breeders, cell-builders, creating and maintaining mating nuclei, mating zones, drone production, the art of grafting, cocoon handling and incubation, catching, marking, banking and shipping queens. Day long course includes pocket field manual, grafting tool, JzBz queen cell cups and queen cages, and live cells to take home. Graduation bee beards offered.
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Intro to Apiculture Level I and II classes also offered.Info will be posted shortly.
Additional summer courses offered at Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute in the southern Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. Visit www.ziaqueenbees.com/zia for updates.